Substance abuse and mental illness were the long-lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina—and a lesson for cities recovering now from recent hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and Maria.   Psychiatric helpline calls went up 61% post-Katrina; murders jumped 37%.   Low-income victims…

The Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico is not going as well as well as officials claim. The death toll is climbing amid a health system breakdown.   Broken generators have cut dialysis treatments short, while intensive care patients are being relocated to an American…

There’s a term that doctors hate to hear—one that causes a room full of doctors discussing cases to go silent, writes Sanjay Gupta.   “Preventable death.”   It signifies a failure of a health system. Gupta, a physician and journalist, sees it in Puerto Rico after Hurricane…

The damage to communities in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria is slowly coming into focus.Mayors from more than 50 communities held an emotional meeting in San Juan to report on the damage. Given the lack of power, communicating in person was their only option. The…